Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Choosing a Warlord: Antibiotics

Too many people must work when sick, and use assorted medicines to carry on... "Antibiotics" increase the proportion of resistant bacteria. So-called antibiotics nurture resistant & non-targeted bacterial colonies (link).

Infection can quickly kill anyone...
One treatment option uses bacteriophages, a form of bacterial parasites. Better-developed phage treatments are important.

Some links to resources:

Johns Hopkins University Phage Hunters

"Beyond Antibiotics" by Max Sherman

Sellano Phage Therapy

DSMZ possibilities